New forums = George Orwell's 1984?

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Over time, these players will be rewarded with the ability to post more often,


My biggest concern is this, when you start out, can you only post once every 10 minutes?

As you get a higher score, you can "spam" as you want?

As you get downvoted, you can be "silenced" ?

It sounds like it can be a slippery slope if not done well.
Zomg forums have become a mini game
11/12/2018 04:08 PMPosted by Vicktoria
Zomg forums have become a mini game
See? Blizzard does like fun!!
11/11/2018 11:16 PMPosted by Azivalla
How is anything you said harsh or excessive? Good people get rewarded and bad people don't get to be terrible. Sounds pretty alright in my book.


Correction there - popular people get rewarded, and unpopular people don't get to fully participate.

Don't confuse good with popular ... a mistake the social media generation seems to make frequently.
Social rating is all the craze now.
11/12/2018 04:11 PMPosted by Kushner
Social rating is all the craze now.


Unpopular people being unable to get any support for the product (now that tickets are gone too)... sounds AWESOME :(
11/12/2018 03:55 PMPosted by Drkenypowers
11/12/2018 03:47 PMPosted by Crepe

I tend to see a certain level of hostility in your posting that mimics a lot of the things that get moderated. Perhaps it's just the form of expression?

When one side or the other gets to the point of naked hostility in how they express themselves, it's probably a good idea to end the conversation and post on another topic, don't you think?


Claiming that anything I've said in this thread is evident of "naked hostility" is evidence of my thesis.

Ban political expression in the game, I'm all for it. But allowing the trans/communist/socialists/Antifa and other fringe-groups to run their mouths without consequence while aggressively silencing conservative expression involves shades of Orwell.


But... thats not how it works. Both sides get shushed. Politics do NOT belong here in forums nor in game. Same goes for religion and hateful speech of any kind.

On a side note, why does it have to be the left or the right? conservative or liberal? Whey cant we all just be American?

Ironically, my left leaning friends call me conservative while my right leaning family call me hardcore liberal. lol Im neither. Im just me. lol
11/12/2018 04:11 PMPosted by Kushner
Social rating is all the craze now.


Welcome to the future, are you having fun yet?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosedive_(Black_Mirror)
11/11/2018 11:07 PMPosted by Viscaro
Thoughts?
I don't like a lot of the changes either, but I also think you need to give 1984 a much closer read.
11/12/2018 04:13 PMPosted by Schwarzkopf
11/12/2018 04:11 PMPosted by Kushner
Social rating is all the craze now.


Unpopular people being unable to get any support for the product (now that tickets are gone too)... sounds AWESOME :(


But thats not how this system will work. ....
11/12/2018 04:06 PMPosted by Drkenypowers
Trans activism - which at moment seeks elimination of everyday words like "he" "she" and "gender", forced use of new words like "sverdin", demands to convert public restrooms to single-use, twitter furor over straight men refusing to date them, etc - is absolutely political.

And none of this should be discussed on these forums -- ever. However, if one rises to the occasion when it is brought up, saying things that malign someone for what they are -- not what they think -- isn't okay.

For everything else, there are plenty of other places to discuss such subjects.
It's NOT 1984ish Ingsoc at all.

It is current China communism.
11/12/2018 04:29 PMPosted by Goldgrill
It's NOT 1984ish Ingsoc at all.

It is current China communism.


lol. Its not even that.
*Insert something I don't agree with* = George Orwells 1984?
11/12/2018 04:10 PMPosted by Schwarzkopf
11/11/2018 11:16 PMPosted by Azivalla
How is anything you said harsh or excessive? Good people get rewarded and bad people don't get to be terrible. Sounds pretty alright in my book.


Correction there - popular people get rewarded, and unpopular people don't get to fully participate.

Don't confuse good with popular ... a mistake the social media generation seems to make frequently.


Establish an Organization of Unpopular Ideas. Even if you don't get enough members to rule the forums, you will have some influence rather than being downvoted (that's what the end result of flagging basically is) into oblivion.
One day, I hope to see someone reference 1984 correctly. Today is not that day.
11/11/2018 11:32 PMPosted by Asmo
11/11/2018 11:25 PMPosted by Dreadmoon
You are free to do as we tell you!
Loved Bill Hicks.

Faxmonkey and Hakaar AIDS.

One of my favorite WoW videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70GmXTKiIss


That's a name I haven't heard in a long time
this is the comedy you guys like, pretending that the world isn't already fallen and that "oh guys, oh no, part of the world is about to fall, we gotta do something! HAHHAHAA"
11/12/2018 04:47 PMPosted by Shaftogar
One day, I hope to see someone reference 1984 correctly. Today is not that day.


It's more like this:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/03/life-inside-chinas-social-credit-laboratory/

than 1984. Read it and see if you find any similarities to this new trust system. Apparently, even authoritarians innovate.
11/12/2018 05:15 PMPosted by Notagin
11/12/2018 04:47 PMPosted by Shaftogar
One day, I hope to see someone reference 1984 correctly. Today is not that day.


It's more like this:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/03/life-inside-chinas-social-credit-laboratory/

than 1984. Read it and see if you find any similarities to this new trust system. Apparently, even authoritarians innovate.

One day, I hope to see someone reference China's, frankly pretty terrifying, social credit system correctly. Today is not that day.

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